How Tom Hanks Got To Reunite With His Broadway Colleagues In New Film ‘Finch’

While Tom Hanks in cinematic classics like “Catch Me If You Can” and “Apollo 13” are famously surrounded by actors, it is his role as playwright Eugene O’Neill in Steven Spielberg’s “O’Neill” that lands…

How Tom Hanks Got To Reunite With His Broadway Colleagues In New Film ‘Finch’

While Tom Hanks in cinematic classics like “Catch Me If You Can” and “Apollo 13” are famously surrounded by actors, it is his role as playwright Eugene O’Neill in Steven Spielberg’s “O’Neill” that lands him completely alone again, this time in the action drama “Finch,” which played in New York City earlier this month.

The film stars Hanks as a fellow playwright with a degenerative brain disease in which his speech turns “about as high a pitched as a cat chow.” It takes place in New York City, perhaps the ideal location for an artist but a challenging one as well.

Unlike with his other films, where Hanks is surrounded by characters and story lines, “Finch” is full of sound and fury signifying a high level of frustration in the extremely personal storyline. Hanks’ character and his assistant (and love interest) then go their separate ways, with neither of them ever really able to fully know what the other thinks about the situation.

It’s a film full of characters reacting to one another in ways that portray the struggle with dealing with someone who has a complicated and debilitating disease, and all of it plays out against New York’s metropolitan backdrop.

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